Preparation of Medical Low-Temperature Wood-Plastic Polycaprolactone Composites and their Properties
Traditional medical external fixation material represented by gypsum is brittle, heavy and prone to adverse reactions, clinical effect is not ideal. The pine wood fiber particles (size for 10 ~ 40 mesh) and polycaprolactone (PCL) are used to prepare a new kind of wood-plastic polycaprolactone composites (WPC) by the blending method. The experimental results show that the increase of PCL mass ratio can enhance the material strength and flexibility, especially the match force between the pine wood fiber particles. Meanwhile, when the mass ratio of PCL reached 65%, this enhancement effect significantly diminished; after the mass ratio of PCL reached 70%, the phenomenon of material mechanics performance decline. In this paper, the prepared WPC, which can soften under temperature 50°Cand repetitively finalize the design, have good mechanical properties, low-temperature thermoplastic and environment protection.
Z.S. Liu, L.P. Xu, X.D. Liang, Z.H. Wang and H.M. Zhang
T. S. Zou et al., "Preparation of Medical Low-Temperature Wood-Plastic Polycaprolactone Composites and their Properties", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1015, pp. 332-335, 2014